Sony’s Google box does Web browsing and apps on your TV
Good Gear Guide.au
11 September 2012
Summary: Sony's debut Google TV device in Australia is effective at bringing Web browsing to the big screen -- the Chrome browser works very well. The Google Play app store claims thousands of apps, but few are appealing. Some of the best Google TV apps - HBO Go, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video -- aren't available in Australia, so the Sony box's appeal is largely limited to Web browsing and Sony’s video and music services.
Pros: Chrome Web browser is very good, YouTube and Sony Entertainment Network apps are good
Cons: Some localisation issues, Google Play library is small and unappealing, No popular streaming video on demand services
Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Media Player with Google TV review Review
25 June 2012
Summary: The Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Media Player with Google TV brings the world of Android apps to your TV, including web browsing while still watching live TV, but the software is buggy and frustrating.
Pros: Seriously cool live TV while browsing the web, Vastly improved double-sided remote, with a large touch pad and a full keyboard, Small, stylish box, The only current set-top box that supports Google TV, Choice of Android apps
Cons: Google TV software disappoints, Software is buggy, Twice the price of Apple TV